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- AbGradE 101: Where early career astrobiologists meet
2019-05-25 to 2019-05-27, Heyrovsky Institute, Prague, Czech Republic
AbGradE 101 is a three-day symposium for students and young scientists interested in starting a career in astrobiology. It is a great opportunity to get in contact with experts on the field in a relaxed and informal way, and to learn more about astrobiology in Europe. The participation fee is 25€. The symposium takes place just before the First General Assembly of the European Astrobiology Institute (EAI), 28th to 30th May 2019 at Liblice Castle, Czech Republic.
- First General Assembly of the European Astrobiology Institute (EAI)
2019-05-28 to 2019-05-30, Liblice Castle, Czech Republic
- Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life
2019-06-10 to 2019-06-13, Tällberg, Sweden
Topics covered by the conference will range from the role of impacts in the early history of the Solar System over impacts physics, the characterisation of impactors (asteroids, meteorites, comets etc) and impact sites to the role impacts could have played in the emergence and evolution of life and their possible threat to life on Earth. Two further important aspects will be discussed: the geoconservation of impact sites as well as the use of impacts in education and outreach in order to get the general public interested in science.
The conference will be held at Hotel Dalecarlia**** in the picturesque village of Tällberg in the Siljan crater area with good connections to Stockholm International Airport. Excursions to geologically interesting sites in the area are planned.
We are looking forward to receiving your contribution to our event. Since bursaries for students and early career scientists will be available we would kindly ask you to forward this invitation to possibly interested people.
- AbSciCon 2019
2019-06-24 to 2019-06-28, Seattle, Washington
- 4th CHIANTI TOPICS INTERNATIONAL FOCUS WORKSHOP on “PLANETS IN LABORATORY“
2019-07-17 to 2019-07-19, Barberino Tavarnelle, Firenze Italy
The Chianti Topics International Focus Workshop is an extraordinary opportunity for experts in a selected field to meet and discuss in the beauty of the Chianti hills and a unique chance for an in-depth study of a topic to young researchers. The 4th edition of the Chianti Topics is organized by Università di Firenze and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) and will offer an up-to-date view in the planetary atmosphere and Solar System planetary analogues and models and will invite researcher to discuss their recent results in this frontier field of research, giving highlights on future projects and research.
The topics of the workshop are:
- Planets, Moons and Exoplanets: Surfaces, Atmospheres and Exospheres
- Photochemistry and star-planet, moon-planet interactions
- Analogues of planetary atmospheres and environments
- Laboratory experiments on biospheres and biosignatures in planetary atmospheres
- 2019 International Summer School in Astrobiology: From Astrochemistry to the Origin of Life
2019-07-22 to 2019-07-26, Santander, Spain
The 2019 International Summer School in Astrobiology will be held at the summer campus of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, Spain on July 22-26, 2019. The origin of life is one of the most fundamental topics in astrobiology, and lies at the intersection of astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and biology. Initially organic compounds form in the interstellar medium, and their interaction with radiation and surfaces--from grains of sand to growing planetsimals--facilitates the steady growth of complex molecules. In this way, they form chemical systems that can combine to create genetic material and metabolism. On our planet, the evolution of these protocellular materials gave rise to LUCA, the last universal common ancestor to all life, and from which all of Earth's biodiversity is derived. The 17th Astrobiology Summer School will connect the fundamental aspects of astrochemistry, prebiotic chemistry, and the origin of life. The students will attend lectures given by experts in the fields, will prepare and present a group project, and will participate in an excursion to a relevant geological site near Santander. The school is primarily aimed at graduate students in science or engineering, but is open to anyone interested in the origin of life and astrobiology.
- Goldschmidt 2019
2019-08-18 to 2019-08-23, Barcelona, Spain
There will be several sessions of interest to the EANA community, as for example:
Goldschmidt 2019 Session - Icy Waterworlds: Geochemistry of Subsurface Oceans in the Solar System
Session 01c at the following link: https://goldschmidt.info/2019/program/programViewThemes
The discovery of vast liquid water oceans under the icy surfaces of moons in the outer solar system has defined a new priority in planetary exploration. Understanding these oceans will reveal fundamental insights into aqueous geochemistry in the universe, the role of water/rock interaction in planetary evolution, and possibly the origins of life. However, their study is a unique challenge, with many fundamental questions remaining. For example, how does ocean composition evolve over geologic time? How does the composition of endogenic surface material relate to ocean composition? And what geochemical tracers of subsurface aqueous or biological processes might be transported to their surfaces where they can be studied by spacecraft? We welcome contributions addressing these and other topics related to subsurface oceans on icy solar system bodies. Chris Glein from Southwest Research Institute will deliver our keynote talk, titled ‘Alien Oceans as a New Frontier for Geochemistry’. The deadline for abstract submissions is the 29th March. Come and join us in Barcelona!
Co-conveners: Mark Fox-Powell (University of St Andrews) and Nisha Ramkissoon (Open University)
- EANA 2019
2019-09-03 to 2019-09-06, Orléans, France
Abstract deadline: 2019-06-14
Early bird registration deadline: 2019-08-02
- ESA -FAIR Space Radiation Summer School
2019-09-15 to 2019-10-01, Darmstadt, Germany
The 1st ESA-FAIR Radiation Summer School will take place in Darmstadt (Germany) from September 15 to October 1, 2019. Half of the school will be held in the ESA Center ESOC (theory part of the course) and the second half in the Helmholtz Center GSI (practical part). The maximum number of students will be 15. Students from ESA Member States will be eligible to participate to the ESA-FAIR Radiation Summer School. All the expenses will be covered under the Cooperation Agreement Contract. The School is aimed to Ph.D. students and postdocs from various radiation-related disciplines (physics, medicine, biology etc.). More information can be found on the School webpage:
- DAbG 2019 - German Astrobiology Society Annual Meeting
2019-09-26 to 2019-09-27, Vienna, Austria
- VAAM WG Space Microbiology Workshop "Space Microbiology meets Omics"
2019-10-08 to 2019-10-08, University Duisburg-Essen
For more information, see also https://vaam.de/media/beitrag_wmb.pdf.
- IAC 2019 - 70th International Astronautical Congress
2019-10-21 to 2019-10-25, Washington, DC, USA